CCF5 | A creative conference put on by creatives of color.
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Be With Creatives!


Our content is designed to create safe spaces for tackling the challenges of the creative industries around diversity, entrepreneurship, scholarship, activism and tech. We deliver an interpersonal experience that is empowering and inspiring.  


Columbus, Ohio


Thursday –  Saturday 
September 8-10, 2016

Keynote speakers

We are bringing the finest industry experts to speak

Jerald Cooper

Jerald Cooper is Professional wall breaker-downer. Management for Young Guru.

James ‘JD’ Drakeford

Influencer, Photographer, and Founder of Culture Talk CA

Jeremy Slagle

Jeremy Slagle is an award-winning creative director and graphic designer best known for his visual branding and logo development.

Dawn Dickson

Dawn W. Dickson is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in marketing and business development. Her most recent ventures are Flat Out of Heels, LLC and Solutions Vending International.

Brandan Craft

Brandan Craft is a practicing designer, entrepreneur, and educator. He was a professor at Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication and he is currently the Brand Manager for Flat Out of Heels and the UI/UX & Branding Lead for

Tasha Branham

Tasha Branham is a designer, entrepreneur, and mentor. She is the founder of Naturally Smitten, (formerly MILK + HONEY) and Grapevine Box. 

David Butler

David is an award-winning Ohio-based Artist, Educator, and Activist. David Butler has situated himself within the narrative painting tradition. Butler’s work engages the visual essence of Blackness in global culture, placing black figures in environments and narratives to provoke dialogue on identity.

Floyd from the Universe

Thinker, visionary, and founder of Ohio Against The World © (OATW). Floyd has a passion and love of life and enjoys sharing his wisdom with the universe

CCF Awards & Jam Session Ft.


Culture Talk: Change Agents

is a discussion-based community building event. We come together to share ideas, connect with others, and present ways to move forward as people. We are all connected in one way or several, let’s connect and build with each other. We are all “Change Agents”. The conversation at Culture Talk is very raw, candid, and honest. In establishing an engaging and welcoming environment, we yield authentic conversation and natural connections. Imagine networking, but on a personal level first, and followed by attempting to collaborate on professional or personal endeavors. Discussion topics range from current events, entertainment, business, education, to lifestyle, as they relate to the African American experience.

Experience. Create. Grow.

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